Month: February 2018

Senate Probes Resumption Of NHRC Boss Without Confirmation

The Senate is asking its Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters to immediately open investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged resumption of the Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission, {NHRC}, Tony Ojukwu, without confirmation from the Senate. This decision by the Senate follows a Point of Order from Senator Dino Melaye, …

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Plateau state govt. lifts ban on Keke

FOLLOWING the ban on tricycle operators in the metropolis on the 26th of February, the plateau state government has lifted the earlier suspension with effect from march first. The government and tricycle operators union after meeting and deliberating on issues raised the government has lifted the ban. However operational period for tricycle in the greater …

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Confusion Trails APC Tenure Extension for Oyegun, Others

Tuesday’s meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended on a confusing note after the party, in contravention of its constitution, declared that it had extended the tenure of the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, other members of its National Working Committee (NWC), and that of the …

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Nigeria Battles Record High Lassa Fever Outbreak – WHO

Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak has reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week. A statement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday indicated that the number of confirmed cases during the past two months exceeds the total number of confirmed …

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  UN Calls For ‘Unconditional Release’ Of Dapchi Schoolgirls

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted students of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State. In a statement by his spokesman on Nigeria, Stephane Dujarric, on Wednesday, Guterres condemned the attack that led to the abduction of the …

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2017Survey reports Herdsmen/farmers’ clashes occurred in 31 states

Gwamba community in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State came under attack on Tuesday by armed herdsmen herdsmen, razing houses and leaving many residents injured and displaced. The Nigerian Army, which confirmed the invasion, said that despite the deployment of troops in the community, the “notorious herdsmen set the village ablaze and fled.” The …

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PDP tells Buhari to Halt the feasting with APC chieftains and visit Dapchi

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Dapchi community in Yobe State. The party on Tuesday in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the President should ‘halt the feasting’ with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in the presidential villa and visit the state. The …

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18 Suspects Linked To Kaduna Violence Arrested

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 18 persons in connection with a fresh violence that erupted in the state. In a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the arrest of the suspects of Monday’s attack on Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local …

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TI’s corruption rating call to work harder, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday took an optimistic look at the poor rating of Nigeria on the recently-released Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2017. He said in Abuja that the rating was not a setback for Nigeria, but an encouragement for the country to work harder and plug loopholes. The Transparency International’s report released on …

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EFCC Docks Dariye’s Son, over N1.5bn money laundering charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned Nanle Miracle Dariye, son of former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, on a 6-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5billion before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Dariye was arraigned alongside Apartment le Paradis, a hotel where he was …

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PLATEAU STATE PDP ASKS GOVERNOR SIMON LALONG TO STOP IMPLEMENTING INJURIOUS POLICIES

-JAMES ABRAHAM The Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau state has asked Governor Simon Lalong to stop implementing policies that are injurious to the wellbeing of the people of the state The main opposition party stated this why reacting to the recent suspension of tricycle operation in Jos and Bukuru metropolis by the state Government following …

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